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UNIVERSITY MISSOURI AX THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912.
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ART EXHIBITS FOR STUDENTS.
The students of the University of
.Missouri hac the rare privilege of
seeing some of the best American and
foreign art without cost to them. The
University, through the courtesy of
the Art Lovers' Guild, is able to give
the students season tickets to these
The benefit of seeing an art exhibit
is something that is not readily seen
by everyone because it is not specific.
It is not so self-evident as the result
of the study of mathematics, history.
English or other branches of knowl
edge. Art makes man more refined
and cultured. It broadens everyone.
A person with an undeveloped esthe
tic sense misses much in this world.
The Art hovers' Guild, an organiza
tion which gave its subscribers a sea
sgi of good programs and exhibitions
last year, is doing a commendable
work again this year in presenting
the students with free tickets to the
"MV FOR WOMEN ATHLETES.
Recent years hae shown a growth
of interest- in athletics among women.
In a number of universities and col
leges the athletics of women have
been placed more nearly on a plane
with those in which men are engaged.
While inter-collegiate games are dis
approved generally, inter-class riv
.alry and individual supremacy are en
couraged. Letters will be awarded this year
to the women of the University of
Missouri who have been successful in
making two of the teams for major
sports. The letter will not be a Var
sity "M", but a small script "M". It
will be. nevertheless, a letter con
ferred by the University and will be
a token of superiority in this one
branch of student activity.
This will serve to stimulate an in
terest among University women in
out-door exercise. It will develop
certain qualities, which are brought
out in all games through friendly riv
alry. It will help to build up the
nerve cells that are shattered by too
close companionship with books. This
will give health as well as pleasure.
OCR FOREIGN TRADE.
Attainment of a $1,000,000,000 for
eign trade by the United States in
the present year will be one of the
most noteworthy facts for historians
of the American nation to record at
the beginning of the new year. All
previous records for United States
commerce will be broken by the end
of December. The highest former
record was $3,626,000,000 in 1911.
Even up to 190G the three billion mark
had not been crossed and the two bil
lion mark was passed only in 1899.
Imports in the last ten months have
amounted to Sl,rll,000,000: exports
have amounted to $1,871,000,000. Im
ports have practically doubled in
value since 1901 and exports have
doubled since 1901. One of the most
striking features of the rapidly en
larging import trade is the increase
in importations or nondutiable mer
chandise. The Atlantic ports get the
lion's share of the increase in im
ports, but the northern border and
the Pacific coast ports show the larg
est percentage of gains in exports.
One pleasing thing to note in our
Increase in foreign trade is that the
trade with our neighbors on the
American continent is fast growing
GREAT ONE-fET GIFTS.
Nothing contains so much Christ
mas spirit as the Red Cross seal. It
is easy to think of ninny things that
may be given that day which may
cost a great price but with little of
the real sentiment which goes with
Christmas. Wealth may buy those
presents which show plainly their el-
epance and costliness. Great outlay
of money may make such gifts possi
ble yet the receiver may have none
of the real and abiding happiness
that comes when a trifle is given with
genuine regard. The worth of the
present is not indicated by the price
on its tag. It is measured only by
i the Christmas spirit it bears.
And the Christmas spirit is nothing
vague or intangible. It is embodied
in doing the things done by Him
whose birth is celebrated. His life
was one of service to the blind, lame,
distressed and diseased whom he
touched by the wayside. His doctrine
taught the great virtue of giving even
a cup of water.
If the Red Cross seals cost more,
they would have less of the Christmas
spirit about them. One on a letter
or package means that someone has
added his mite to alleviate the dis
tress caused by disease. Something
has been done to make a fellow man
happier. The stamps stand for efforts
to give permanent and enduring hap
piness to the unfortunate by driving
out a terrible plague. To bring hap
piness is what Christmas surely
means. That is what these small
stamps will bring to many of the dis
tressed. One of the greatest blessings of all
the year is the opportunity to be a
Santa Claus. and make others happy
by giving. But one cannot play that
part better than when he adds his
part to the Red Cross fund.
"Doc" Crane of Morrisville went to
Springfield last Sunday to eat turkey
with his parents.
"A linguist may be able to master
all modern tongues except his
wife's". Nevada Evening Post.
Charles Green, in his Brookfleld
Argus, admonishes his readers to.
"Pick it out early" with regard to
The Morrisville Journal points out
that the Anti-Horse Thief Association
met at Columbus, Kan., recently, to
devise ways of destroying chinch
"A girl of ten hates to be kissed
almost as much as a girl of twenty
doesn't", says the Ethel Courier. Miss
Ora O. Paxton is publisher of the
"If Kansas can beat Missouri at
football, our Missouri hens lay more j
eggs," gloats the Brookfleld Argus.
Missouri University hens, please take,
An advertisement in the Chillicothe
Constitution states: "Doctor Cave
will be absent from his office for two
weeks. Just wait, and be blessed in
C. W. Longley, of the New Bloom
field News, quotes from the Bible,
"How are the might fallen In battle," ,
alter commenting, 'uncle JoKe can
non lasted as long as his party."
The Kirksville' Daily Express points
out that Patrick J. Boyle is seeking
a sixteenth term as mayor of New
port. R. I. Sounds as if Mr. Boyle
should have a slogan, "Tried and
The Dunklin Democrat apropos of
Thanksgiving Day, remarks across
the top of its front page in capital
letter, "Dunklin was thankful yester
day that it was getting more for its
crops this year than last."
The Daily Democrat-News of Mar
shall selects this one for a filler:
"Some men try advertising as the In
dian tried feathers. The redskin took
one feather and slept on it all night:
in the morning he remarked. 'White
man say feathers heap soft; white
man big fool'."
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Rural Play Grounds Would Do Much Toward
Solving a Vexing Problem, O. F.
"A big Fourth of July celebration
and carnival" was being held in a
small town in Northern Michigan.
Such an event had always brought
great crowds, especially country peo
ple. But four miles away was a camp
of Y. M. C A. boys from 12 to 18 years
They were holding an amateur ath
letic meet that day, having swimming
and boat races, tent-pitching contests,
games, track work and a minstrel
show and circus of their own make.
It was an all-day event. More than
five hundred farmers, with their fam
ilies, brought basket dinners and
spent the day, not at the carnival in
the town, but in watching the play
of these boys. The "big celebration
and carnival" was almost deserted.
And yet people have said that there
is no interest In athletics in the coun
try, or in towns too small to have
What I'hjslcnl Tests Show.
The interest in athletics is there,
according to O. F. Field, instructor
in athletics at the University. In ex
amining boys for gymnasium work he
has found that those who have always
lived in the country are more uneven
ly developed than boys reared in ci
ties. This can be seen, he says, in
any gymnasium class where there are
boys from both localities. The differ
ence is due to the fact that the city
boy has usually had a more all-round
development in regularly equipped
gymnasiums, while the country boy
by working has over-developed some
muscles and left others unused.
"Rural playgrounds for recreation
and healthful athletic sports are part
of the big movement to keep young
people in the country, instead of al
lowing them to drift to the city," said
Mr. Field. "Such play is one of the
most effective means that can be used
to make life on the farm so attractive
to the young people that they will
want to stay there, and stop wonder
ing how soon they can get away."
"Shorthorns' In Gjm Class
A gymnasium class has been organr
ized among the students in the agri
culture short course in the Univer
sity. Great interest has been mani
fested, according to Mr. Field, and
several of the students have been
making inquiries as to why some pro
vision for athletics could not be made
in country communities. They realize
the fact that work on the farm, while
developing muscle is not an even de
velopment, and that they need a more
general physical training.
"A great many people seem to think
that play or athletics in any form is
not necessary in the country," said
Mr. Field. "The prevalent opinion
seems to be that the country boy or
man gets all the exercise necessary
in his work, and that recreation in
athletic games and sports is a waste
of time. Those who have studied the
problems of country life, as well as
those who have experience in exam
ining country boys for gymnasium
work, know that this notion is all
"Those who do physical labor do
need exercise, but of a very different
kind from those who spend their days
at a desk or behind a counter. The
function of play is not only to rest
the portion of the body used In one's
daily vocation, but to develop and
keep from becoming weakened,
through disuse, those portions which
are neglected in the work of the day.
Pla) ground Idea Spreading.
"Ever since the idea has been firm
ly established that a certain amount
of play or recreation is absolutely
for the best health, people have been
trying to find out just how much or
how little play is necessary, and what
is best. Playgrounds were first
placed in the city schools because the
need for them was so plain that every
one realized it. The ideas has only
recently been extending to small
towns and country communities, but
it is being taken up more and more
"In the cities the problem now is
BOYS AT HOME
how to find space for the playgrounds,
Enormous sums are paid for small
vacant spaces where supervised play
grounds can be made for the school
children. There were over fifteen
hundred paid supervisors of play
grounds in New York City alone last
summer. In the country the problem
is not lack of space. There is space
and to spare. It is the lack of
trained physical directors, who know-
how to organize and push the move
ment, to -arouse and keep up interest
and to see that the games and
sports used are of the most beneficial
and developing kind from the point of
view of both muscular development
and of health.
For Old and Young Roth.
"A level space of ground which can
be used for a playground is very easy
to find in the country. On this, Sat
urday afternoon athletic carnivals.
track meets, bail games and every
kind of game for the old as well as
the young people could be easily pro
vided. A good way to get everybody
interested is to get everybody into
the play. After a few such meetings,
they can be depended on to keep up
the interest among themselves. The
director would then only have to fol
low much the same plan as in any
kind of gymnasium or athletic work.
"In some communities the church
clubs, the schools, grange organiza
tions, women's clubs and Masonic so
cieties are becoming interested in the
work. Space is used in the local pa
pers for advertising, circulars are
distributed and announcements are
made of the opening of the play
ground. For a small sum a young
man can be found, usually a college
man who is training for athletic di
recting as a profession, to come and
see that they get the right kind of
start. Then by enlisting the aid of
the local newspapers to keep their
readers informed as to the how and
why of athletics, and by discussions
on the subject at meetings or by hav
ing a health and hygiene conference,
the people can be made to see the
need of rural playgrounds as a per
manent institution." McD.
Hudson Meets Macon County Club.
J. A. Hudson, president of the Col
umbia Special Road District, went to
Macon this morning to attend a meet
ing of the Macon County Good Fel
lowship Club. He will speak on
Last Dance This Tear
for students of all departments. Fri
day, December 13, Columbia Hall.
Hear Gadski Dec. 11. You will be
glad that you did.
Want a change
in your board?
where you can
vary your diet
every day to
suit your taste.
West side Lathrop Hall.
Stanley Sisson, Mgr.
Is It Yes, It Is Not, It Isn't
RURAL CHURCH NEEDS LEADERS
A. W. Taylor Discusses Lack of In
terest la Sandaj- School. ,
"The rural Sunday School lacks
competent leaders," said Prof. A. W.
Taylor of the. Missouri Bible College,
who spoke to about fifty students in
the short course of agriculture Sun
day morning in the Y. M. C. A. Build
ing. According to Mr. Taylor, the rural
Sunday Schools are on the decline
and should have actfve men at their
head. The great drawback is the lack
of Interest taken in the work. The
Yes, she is waiting, counting
the days until Someone comes
home from work at the Univer
sity. What will your Christmas
gift be? Will it be a reminder of
the institution you are attending?
Will it be something mother can
receive with pride, s she is proud
of you and the future she plans ?
Mother deserves a gift that brings your University to mind.
The University deserves the kind thoughts of mothers of men.
We thought of all this when we made our selections for
Christmas gifts. We thought of you and mother and all. You
will like these gift selections jewelry, pennants, stationery,
This evening, yes, right now, we shall be glad to show
and talk about the things mother would, appreciate as a gift from
her student son or 'daughter.
Only a half cent a
a day minimum 15
BOARD AND 'ROOM
ROOMS FOR RENT Three rooms
for $10. 448 White. 50J Conley. tf.
Single meals served at Pemberton
Hall. Breakfast 25c; 7:30 to 8:15.
Lunch 25c; 1. to 1:30. Dinner 35c;
6 to 6:30. (Sundays l to 1:30). Flat
rate, board, $4 per wek.
LOST A cameo pin, ou Thanks
giving Day. Finder please phone 767
LOST Small leather potketbook
containing half dollar dated 1S2S some
small change and two receipts. Re
turn to Albert Moody, at Virginia
.Market for reward. (d2t)
LOST A black traveling bag
marked "Monnig". Last seen on
ground by Wabash, Pullman No. 4 at
7:30 a. m Tuesday, November 26.
Reward. Phone 632.
LOST : An oval garnet brooch, set
with an opal in the center. Garnets
peculiarly set. Finder please phonelwner can have same by calling 825
741. Reward given. ( tf ) black and paying for this ad.
LOST Small gold watch, between
805 Virginia ave., and Academic Hall.
Reward. Finder Phone 86.
TO REJiT HOUSES
FOR RENT A 10-room furnished
house. Also an 8-room house. Both
modern. Two blocks from Univer
sity. Inquire or phone F. W. Nieder
FOR RENT Two nice rooms in the
Nowell building. Hot and cold water;
steam heat and light. McDonnell
Bros., or W. B. Nowell. Phone 74.
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leader is usually a farmer and he
should take the same interest as a
leader of the Sunday School as he
wonld In his farm operations.
Father's Illness Calls Student Home.
Edwin Cravens departed for his
home in Gallatin this morning, where
he has been called by the serious ill
ness of his father. Mr. Craens is
a student in the University.
Japanese goods make unique gifts.
See the Japanese Bazaar in the Chris
tian Church parlors, Saturday, De
cember 7th. (adv)
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vatioa for alki
convert erftina at
FOR RENT Two large rooms, bay
windows, newly papered, new fur
nace and all modern conveniences.
Price ?8.50 and $10.50, 605 S. 5th. d6t
FOR SALE Ladies' suits and
men's, clothing. Apply 109 Westwood
avenue. Phone 860 Green. (d4t)
FOR SALE Ridpath's History of
the World. Treat yourself to this
set far Christmas. Price, like condi
tion, ideal. Address X-V Missourian.
FOR SALE A new suit. Size ot
coat. 38. ,803 College. Phone 110k
WANTED Boarders by the day.
week or meal. 600 South 9th. tf.
MEAL PERMIT U. D. Club per
mit for sale, $5.00. Paid to date. 205
College. 818 Red (d6t)
FOUND Silver mounted fountain
pen in Academic Hall. November 15.
WANTED Sewing at home or by
the day. Prices reasonable. Misa
Katy Bassett, 1006 Rogers. Phone
846 Red. (d6t)
MRS. BELLE GOODRICH. tuggee
tire therapeutic healer. Consultation
and examination free. 11 Price Ave.
DANCING Lessons given privately.
505 Conley. 448 White. d24
Save half the price on typewriter!.
See L. H. Rice. Easy terms. Phone
742 Green. (d6t)
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